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Texas Rice Recipe
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Texas Rice

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"It is not known where this recipe originated, but it has been used as a hot dish on outings and potlucks for at least 30 years. Rice and ground beef in tomato sauce, baked under a layer of shredded cheese. A great way to feed several with hamburger, and easy to keep on hand ingredients. Leftovers can be made into quick roll-ups by microwaving in a tortilla."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Combine rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings, crumble and set aside. Add ground beef, green pepper, and onion to the skillet; cook over medium-high heat until the beef is evenly browned. Drain excess grease, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Place beef and cooked rice into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Stir in the tomatoes, bacon and reserved drippings, mixing until everything is well blended. Spread the shredded cheese over the top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly, and the center is heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2012

Very hardy dish. I pretty well followed the recipe but made a few changes. I regret to say I forgot to add the bacon, I didn't realize it until the cheese was sprinkled on. I added a can of corn and a can of black beans (rinsed and drained). I am a big fan of tomato products so I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes with chilies. When adding salt and pepper I added a few more spices. I threw in some cumin, chili powder and a little dried red peppers. Ended up with a little zip to the flavor. I will make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 14, 2012

I prepared it as written, and added some ClubHouse TexMex seasoning, but we still found it bland. It needs something else. It was okay, but not very exciting. I will have to tweak it if I make it again.


40 Ratings

Dec 06, 2003

This recipe would be something that my grandma from the Ozarks would make. It was hearty, flavorful and easy to make. Bacon and its grease isn't an ingredient that I cook with often, while watching my family's fat intake, but it sure makes this combo especially yummy. I will make this again, especially if I'm having my inlaws over for dinner.

Sep 19, 2008

It didn't tell me whether or not to drain the tomatoes, so I did, and it turned out pretty dry. The reheats are even drier! Just needs a little tweaking I guess.

Mar 04, 2004

Yummy, yummy, yummy. This was terrific. If you really like bacon, though, and don't want to add the bacon fat drippings, I'd add more pieces of bacon (crumbled) instead. I also added a bit of Worcestershire for flavour but then I love Worcestershire. Will definitely make again!

Nov 17, 2010

With a few small changes this recipe was reminescent of hash. I used 2 cups of brown rice (left over from previous night). Omitted the bell pepper and can of diced tomatoes. Instead I used an envelop of onion soup mix along with 2 beef boullion cubes and 3 cups of water. After browning the bacon and beef, I added the remaining ingredients and placed in a Crockpot to simmer for several hours. I also used a dash or two of Mrs. Dash. More like a thick soup with the cheddar melting over the bowel... VERY good!

May 23, 2011

good, easy, but not anything to go super crazy about. Take some leftovers and scramble an egg and combine in a flour tortilla. Would make it again

Dec 23, 2010

Love this recipe! the first time I made it I forgot to add bacon but it still turned out great! the second time I added the bacon and even better!! whole family loves it!


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  • Calories
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 771 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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